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Ever since Samsung released the Note II with awesome new features like Multi-Window and Air View, owners of the original Note have been wondering if they would ever see these enhancements. Considering the Galaxy S III started receiving its Premium Suite update about a week ago, we all assumed that the Note would be next. Samsung has now confirmed that with a new microsite highlighting all of the features of the Jelly Bean Premium Suite for the phablet that started it all.

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The update is set to bring many of the features that make the Note II so great, including Multi-Window, Popup Note/Video/Browser, Easy Clip, Paper Artist, Air View, and more. Unfortunately, there's no word as to when the update should start rolling out, but considering Samsung is already showing it off, we expect it should be fairly soon.

[Samsung via Engadget]

Cameron Summerson
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  • ProductFRED

    Good Guy Samsung

  • ProductFRED

    Good Guy Samsung.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ItsWhatever24 Francesco Gregory Guerra

    Why do I have a feeling this won't make it to the i717 (north american version)

    • Jon Garrett

      don't worry, we'll get it--after everyone else but we'll get it. lol.

    • http://twitter.com/RvLeshrac RvLeshrac

      Since the USA has absolutely no consumer protection to speak of, there's not much reason for them to bother.

    • jeff blond

      i heard the hardware on gnote 1 cant run the enhanced software.i tried an alpha release and it was way too laggy

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Weeeeee!
    I wonder though whether this release was somehow sped up by the recently discovered Exynos security vulnerability.

  • http://www.facebook.com/glazzi Leon A-z

    Way to go Samsung, updating a device that has its successor already launched it is great news... guess you learned something from all the bad press you get for leaving Galaxy S out of ICS...

    • mgamerz

      The galaxy S was almost 2 years old when ICS came out. ICS came out in ~november 2011 and the Galaxy S came out in March 2010. That's like 20 months. My Atrix came out in Feb 2011, and it didn't even get ICS.

      • http://twitter.com/RvLeshrac RvLeshrac

        One company being a bunch of cocks doesn't make it better when other companies are cocks.

    • mgamerz

      18 months* misread the wikipedia entry.

    • casinrm

      Samsung's history and policy has not changed. It's 2 named updates.
      GS1: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.
      GS2: 2.3, 4.0, 4.1 (coming soon, leaks are out but the Exynos exploit is being patched)
      GNote: 2.3, 4.0, 4.1.
      GS3: 4.0, 4.1, ??
      GNote2: 4.1, ??, ??

      • http://twitter.com/add119 adam

        Droid x 2.1,2.2,2.3
        Droid 1 2.0,2.1,2.2
        Droid 2 2.2 is and 2.3 os
        Droid bionic 2.3,4.0 ,??
        Droid razr 2.3,4.0,4.1 os
        Droid 4 2.3,4.0 is,4.1 coming soon
        Droid RAZR hd 4.0,4.1 is
        RAZR m 4.0 os,4.1 os
        Droid x2 2.2 os,2.3 is

        Droid 3 was never updated beside maintance update 2.3 os

  • Seanzky

    Samsung needs to patent these before Apple steals the idea and never uses it except to sue Samsung. Just sayin'.

  • PINJ

    And one x owners are still left hangin. disgraceful.

    • ssj4Gogeta

      Yeah, right. Why doesn't Samsung update HTC One X with their Premium Suite too? While they're at it, they might as well do one for the Iphone too.

      • Volkyrie

        Yes, I cant wait to use multi-window on the brilliant 3.5" display on the iPhone

        • ssj4Gogeta

          To their credit, it's 4" now.

          • http://twitter.com/add119 adam

            He kinda right a lot users still have an iPhone 4 or 4s

    • Hava

      PINJ you figured out how to type properly?

      Or is this a troll imposter?

  • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

    My mother got this device today, and my god Samsung please take note the device is running ICS **not** Gingerbread/iOS. The design of the apps is disgusting and could be so much better if they did nothing

    • Jon Garrett

      I'll trade your mom 2 iPhone 4's 16GB for her AT&T Galaxy Note 2.

  • chandradithya

    On Samsung's micro site for this, one of the features is "Project Buffer".
    :P Just Sayin'

    • Mooki

      Nice spot, hadn't noticed that. :D

      • chandradithya

        Looks like they fixed it already.
        Shows Samsung employees read all our comments and are big fans of AP too :D

  • smeddy

    Nice one Samsung :) - Might win me back from CM10.1

  • rameshkarthickk

    A good news to hear on an average day

  • primalxconvoy

    This is great news. My gf has got a Note 1 and she didn't want the cracked version of paper artist but now she's getting it anyway. More android manufacturers should take note (no pun intended) and support their legacy phones. Guess this is why I'm never going back to HTC.

  • Tantrums_cute

    jelly bean update for Galaxy Tab 10.1 Please,...

  • Hans0304

    Tired of waiting. Next device will be Nexus!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gorgeousmag Lloyd Parks

    I just updated my note 1 from AT&T and it updated or ask if i wanted to update the firmware(4.1.2 jelly bean) and it did. but there's no multi-window or Airview features....

  • http://www.facebook.com/gorgeousmag Lloyd Parks

    just download Kies from samsung! I always used em. They give you updates before the damn Carriers do!